The ECOWAS Parliament appeals for mercy as Ekweremadu awaits sentencing in a UK court

The ECOWAS Parliament has requested for mercy in the upcoming sentencing of Ike Ekweremadu, former Deputy Senate President, and his wife, Beatrice, in the United Kingdom.

The couple and their doctor, Obinna Obeta, were found guilty on March 23 of facilitating the travel of a young man to Britain for the exploitation of Ekweremadu’s sick daughter, Sonia, after a six-week trial on organ trafficking at the Old Bailey.

In a letter dated April 6, 2023, the Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Rt. Hon. Dr. Sidie Mohamed Tunis, addressed the Chief Clerk of The Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey, London, and urged the court to be lenient. Tunis highlighted Ekweremadu’s accomplishments in the ECOWAS Parliament and expressed concern about his prolonged absence since June 2022.

The Speaker appealed to the court to show mercy, considering Ekweremadu’s contributions to society, the less privileged, and democracy.

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